Spaces of Cinema: Salon of the Ciné-Amateurs
Sat 25 May 2019, 17:00 to 23:00
Film, Lecture, Talk
  • Art Cinema OFFoff at Kunsthal Gent

“Each author gets to disturb the audience, to talk during the screening of his film to cast shadows on the screen, or to flash it with a flashlight.”

Dušan Makavejev (1970)

Curators Petra Belç and Kaya Erdinç conducted extensive research into the work of the Yugoslav (amateur) filmmakers who participated in the Genre Film Festival (GEFF), an experimental arts festival that took place in Zagreb in the 1960s. GEFF was inspired by a series of discussions under the motto “Antifilm and Us” and took place at the Ciné-club Zagreb. Each new edition of the festival pushed the emancipatory and exploratory potential of film to its limits. Everything was possible and everything was questioned. Rules were broken and a new view of the world was put forward. Referring to the (un)realized performative ideas of the organizers and the structure of GEFF’s program, Belç and Erdinç will revive the ambitions of that time and explore the current possibilities of what was an intensely revolutionary and humanist vision.


5:00 PM

Counselling on Experimental Cinema I

– Introduction: “Politics of the A/ma/teur”

– Readings from texts written by Stan Brakhage, Maya Deren and more

– Q&A


6:00 PM

Selection of short films

The Graduation (Excerpt), Claire Simon
Prijepodne jednog fauna (Forenoon Of a Faun), Vladimir Petek and Tom Gotovac
K3 ili čisto nebo bez oblaka (K3 of Clear Sky Without Clouds), Mihovil Pansini
Sretanje (Encounter), Vladimir Petek
Scusa Signorina, Mihovil Pansini
Termiti (Termites), Milan Šamec
Kariokineza (Kariokinesis), Zlatko Hajdler
Putovanje (The Journey), Bojana Vujanović
Kako su me prvi put fotografisali (The First Photo of Me Ever Taken), Milenko Jovanović
Dokument (The Document)
I like the film, Ivan Martinac
Kompozicija (The Composition), Vjekoslav Nakić
Putositnice (Travelogue), Tatjana Ivančić
Seoski put (Village Road), Nikola Đurić
Početnica 1, 2, 3 (Primer 1, 2, 3), Mladen Stilinović
Sobovi, dragi sobovi (Reindeers, Dear Reindeers)
Madame Winger Makes A Film, Helen Hill


8:00 PM

Counselling on Experimental Cinema II

9:00 PM

Glenn Miller I: High School Playground (Tomislav Gotovac, 1977) - 45’

10:00 PM

Home Movies (Vukica Đilas, 1970-199?) – 56’